Hey Tasha, do you want to go to the playground?
We've been sitting here all day.
Let's go inside and play on my Game Boy.
No Bernie, I just wanna sit here.
Look at what we got here.
Let me see this.
Give it back!
Give it back to him!
Go home and cry to your sickly mother!
Don't you ever say that again!
Come all the way here, baby.
You and Bernie get mad at each other again?
I see, somebody bothered you?
Who was it?
It was William. He was being mean.
Oh girl, that boy ain't nothing but trouble.
I'll go handle this.
Uh Mama, lay back down.
No, I can't have that, baby.
I guess as much as I wanna get up I can't, baby. I...
I just can't.
It's okay, Mama.
Go on stand in the middle of the floor.
All right, I want you to ball your fists up
as tightly as you can, and I want you to spin 'em around
like a windmill.
You know, like the big windmills we see on the farm.
Because when something or somebody bothers you, sweetie,
you gotta fight back.
I'm not always gonna be around to defend you.
No, uh uh. Don't do that.
Pick your head up.
All right? Now on the count of three,
I want you to spin your arms as wild as you can
until you knock 'em down, okay?
Mmhmm. One, two, three.
Spin 'em Tasha, there you go, there you go, baby.
All right, come here.
Get up here with me.
You see Tasha, strength isn't just physical,
it's mental and emotional too.
And I need you to be strong.
All right? You understand?
Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Tasha
Oh God Bernie!
You woke me up when I have 15 minutes of sleep left.
Well, so what? It's your birthday.
Oh sing, my Barry White. Sing!
So go ahead.
Make a wish and blow out that candle.
Yeah, oh. My goodness, baby.
Ohhh, I hope your wish was for fresher breath.
Bernie. Goodness, woman.
You need to use all of the toothpaste this morning.
Are you serious--
And the mouthwash and you need to floss too.
And you need to get a pack of Tic Tacs
on your way to work.
Shut it, Bernie.
I'm just saying.
Would you shut up?
Anyway, uh, me and Tony we gotta go lay a carpet
at that new office complex on Blakely Road.
It's not that far. I should be back in time
to head out to your dad's for dinner.
Is that tonight?
Your birthday on another night we don't know about?
No, it's just, you know I was just trying to think
if maybe we could skip all the dramatics
and just spend a nice quiet evening just the two of us.
Like he's going to allow that.
Melvin ain't the boss of me.
No, he's just the boss of your birthday.
Hmm, he is isn't he? Hmm.
You know, I'm going back to sleep for ten more minutes then.
You got a little icing right there.
Mmm, thank you.
You get your last ten minutes of sleep birthday girl.
All right my Barry White.
And I'll see you later. I heard you.
Boys and girls, I need you to be writing these math--
Math equations in your notebooks.
Enough with all the giggling.
Okay, what did I te--
Happy birthday, Mrs. Jackson.
Oh, would you look at this.
Thank you, that was so kind and thoughtful of each of you.
Now if you would, please line up
and place your beautiful cards on my desk.
I will enjoy them later.
Single file line everyone, single file line.
Thank you, my dear.
Thank you so much.
That's so thoughtful.
Kids, if-- If you could excuse me for a moment,
Take your seats. Take your seats. Okay.
I got my usual morning coffee but... maybe the milk was sour.
Yeah, maybe and you told me that too, look.
We just stay a little while then we leave, all right?
Yeah, I'm not trying to stay here all night.
Come on, let's get this out of the way.
Why is it so dark in here, man. It's nighttime.
Turn the lights on.
There's my birthday girl.
Were you surprised?
Surprised is an understatement, Daddy.
You really didn't have to go through all this trouble.